1. The Genius
Sticking with Brady over Bledsoe when everyone in New England was screaming for Bledsoe. Releasing Lawyer Malloy. Trading for Welker and Randy Moss. Releasing Randy Moss. Taking a hard line stance with the media, and infecting his players with the same discipline. These are all the marks of a great coach. But of course, Bill takes it one step further. Hint: HE IS IN YOUR FUCKING PLAYBOOK!
As if being better than your team--in every aspect--wasn't enough, Bill goes and steals the damn play book. "Hmmmm, Tom Brady is our QB and I'm a fucking genius... Let's videotape their signals and run up the score!" Fucking genius Bill. Genius. Pile it on!
2. The DraftThe most important and underrated aspect of building a succesful franchise is the Draft. Bill Belichick has been an ace at the draft since 2000. According to ColdHardFootballFacts.com, in the past decade, Bill has drafted 11 pro bowlers and 46 players who are still playing today. In fact, the Patriots are the best drafting team in the NFL over that period.
ColdHardFootballFacts.com doesn't take into account this year's stellar draft, which could be as succesful as last year's try, where Bill halled in 5 starters with his first 6 picks. The Pats are in position for another dynastic run.
3., 4., 5. The Rings
"Hey look, I win again!"This is what it's all about! 4 Super Bowl appearances, multiple regular and post season records, and 3 World Championship rings! Most NFL fans hate on Bill Belichick, but every NFL franchise strives to follow the example he has set with the Patriots. Hell, even franchises from other sports strive to be like the Patriots.
This post is in honor of Bill Belichick becoming the highest paid coach in Sports. Or as I like to call it; Fuck you Phil Jackson, I hope you choke.